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Zach Callison (voice of Matthew) tells us what it’s like in the studio

May 5th, 2010

Zach Callison

Zach Callison

Bob and Jesse interview Zach Callison on his role as Matthew Parker and hear about his work on “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” Plus: hear the title of album 52!

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244 Comments on “Zach Callison (voice of Matthew) tells us what it’s like in the studio”

  • Will on May 5th, 2010 - 4:15pm


    YAY! I GUESSED IT RIGHT! (on my second try). I knew it couldn’t be Feed Cat Cease Fun, So I googled anagram solvers, and eventually found, “Cause and Effect”. I can’t believe they loved feed cat cease fun(although I discovered later it would have to be “Feed Cat Case Fun).


  • Sammi-kate on May 5th, 2010 - 4:44pm


    It won’t let me listen to the podcast.

  • Hannah on May 5th, 2010 - 5:57pm


    nice going zach! welcome to the oddysey team!

  • Mary on May 5th, 2010 - 6:27pm



  • jared on May 5th, 2010 - 6:30pm


    cool i wanted to be on aio.

  • brittini on May 5th, 2010 - 7:37pm


    Hey I Wonder What that Title might mean? They Didn’y use any of my Q. Anyway I’m Homeschooled 2. Gr8 Job Zach

  • Noah on May 5th, 2010 - 8:12pm


    I knew I recognized zach from somewhere! Are you smarter than a 5th grader!

  • Cassie on May 5th, 2010 - 10:25pm


    Wow Album 52 sounds exciting

  • Alex on May 6th, 2010 - 12:41am


    Wow, I really like Zach Callison. He is so composed and well-spoken. He’s doing a great job, as are all of you! Thanks Adventures in Odyssey!!

  • Vickie on May 6th, 2010 - 2:44am


    Cool interview

  • Annabelle on May 6th, 2010 - 6:51am



  • Sid on May 6th, 2010 - 6:58am


    Nice, Zach Callison is homeschooled!

  • Micah on May 6th, 2010 - 8:34am


    My family is homeschooled to. it can be boring at time but is realy fun to 🙂

  • Beth on May 6th, 2010 - 9:09am



  • Emily on May 6th, 2010 - 9:16am


    Great job Zach Callison! He seems to have a-lot of acting
    experience. Which is very helpful for voice acting.
    Are you going to interview any of the other actors from album 51? Thanks you Odyssey!

    God Bless!

  • Meg on May 6th, 2010 - 10:27am


    Cool! Wow! Love It!

  • odysseyfreak on May 6th, 2010 - 10:44am


    WOW! he’s homeschooled just like me, and i am also 12 years old! i saw that movie”The Music Man” and Winthrop had red hair, not brown…

  • Sarah on May 6th, 2010 - 11:46am


    That’s awesome that Zach was on Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader! by the way, Matthew is my favorite kid in the new album.

  • connierocks on May 6th, 2010 - 12:56pm


    I love this one! I can’t wait to hear the one with Mandisa! 😉

  • alayna on May 6th, 2010 - 1:09pm


    Are y’all going to interview the people who play the the parents?

  • MICHELLE on May 6th, 2010 - 2:11pm


    he’s from smarter then a fifth grader? THATS SO COOL! THATS AWESOME.

  • Olivia :) on May 6th, 2010 - 2:15pm


    I’m homeschooled too! I love Mathew Parker’s character!

  • LYDIA on May 6th, 2010 - 2:16pm


    That was an awesome interview! I’m homeschooled too! Can’t wait for the other Parker family interview things.

  • Sharon on May 6th, 2010 - 2:31pm


    I have been homeschooled from day one now am 18 I have always loved it. Mathew Paker is my favorite characturer in the Parker family. I think he really did a good job on this interview. I new I new him from somewere I just did not no what, then I realized it when they said Are you smarter then a fith grader. good podcast you guys.

  • J.R.C on May 6th, 2010 - 2:55pm


    It’s so cool that he’s homeschooled, because I am too!:D

  • Caleb on May 6th, 2010 - 3:56pm


    I’m homeschooled too!

  • Rachelle on May 6th, 2010 - 4:02pm


    your just like me we both use the word umm like our second language…….and I am also homeschooled….And I love act… you guys are awesome ……..god bless

  • amalia on May 6th, 2010 - 4:03pm


    The podcast was good, I am homeschooled from the beginning and I am now 18. I have like being homeschooled alot. I can not wait for the interveiw with the rest of the Parker family.

  • noah on May 6th, 2010 - 4:08pm


    how do i audision

  • evie on May 6th, 2010 - 8:07pm


    Wow Zach you really capture the feeling of things u r gr8! i really want to be on aio. u r 1 of my favorit new characters Zach. OH i like to solve mysteries too, i also really want to make my own garge sale, since my mom wont. my dad is all for it though and so am i. i told her i would do it all myself.
    so pray that they’ll let me do it.
    waiting for a response

  • Lu on May 7th, 2010 - 12:30am


    Since Jason Earles is not a regular character, they will not interview him unless he DOES become a regular-which he probably won’t since he has another job or other jobs.

  • Lu on May 7th, 2010 - 12:32am


    Hey ConnieRocks,
    There is an episode with Mandisa?

  • a on May 7th, 2010 - 6:59am


    Very cool

  • sac on May 7th, 2010 - 7:42am


    Wow I’m homeschooled to!
    i’ve been homeschooled all my life.

    Love u odessey!!!

    -#1 fan

  • MITCH on May 7th, 2010 - 9:38am


    I’m homeschooled too! I was shocked that Zach was too! There’s this place for homeschool kids, but I can’t post the website.

  • Allen on May 7th, 2010 - 9:44am


    Wow, I’m 12 years old and homeschooled too! I am so excited about Album 52, especially whet Wooton does. He’s going to be starting a radio show with no script. It should be really awesome!

  • Mikey on May 7th, 2010 - 10:45am


    Homeschooling is totally Awesome!!!

  • ABA on May 7th, 2010 - 11:45am


    Im homeschooled too.

  • Micah on May 7th, 2010 - 12:22pm


    I love being Homeschooled it is fun

  • Micah on May 7th, 2010 - 12:23pm


    Nice job in the interveiw zach you did realy good

  • heyheyhey on May 7th, 2010 - 12:27pm


    wow, this kid is pretty awesome 😀
    he’s mature, funny, and is an amazing actor. he’s got a bright future

  • esther on May 7th, 2010 - 2:32pm


    so cool!

  • J.R.C on May 7th, 2010 - 4:54pm


    I’ve been homeschooled all my life, too! I can’t belive there are so many people on here that are homeschooled! It’s so cool! 🙂

  • Lydia on May 7th, 2010 - 6:33pm


    I’ve been reading all the posts and I can’t believe all these homeschoolers know about AIO! All my friends are like “What’s Adventures in Odyssey?” I’m also homeschooled too! I’ve been homeschooled all my life, and I’m fourteen years old! I also saw the original The Music Man and Opie Taylor from Andy Griffith played Winthrop. I’m guessing he means he did a play and he was Winthrop. I also thought it was cool he was “Are you Smarter that a Fifth Grader?” Very good job in the interview, Zach!

  • Lydia on May 7th, 2010 - 6:36pm


    Also who is Jason Earles?

  • katherine on May 7th, 2010 - 6:40pm


    I’ve been homeschooled my entire life its been a great experience.

  • emma on May 7th, 2010 - 7:02pm



  • James on May 7th, 2010 - 7:21pm


    WOW I am homeschooled too. and I was also on a reality TV show.

  • trulyblessed on May 7th, 2010 - 8:24pm


    NO! Mandisa is following me! my sister is OBSESED with her and plays the same C.D. over and over and over again.

  • Brienzi on May 8th, 2010 - 2:27am


    I’m home schooled too. Because when we go to America (I live Indonesia) we can travel.

  • Emily on May 8th, 2010 - 7:41am


    I am Homeschooled also! It’s neat that some actors
    homeschool as well. Though with there busy schedule they
    don’t really have time to go to public school. But it’s
    still really cool! Thanks AIO!

    God Bless!

  • sportsgirl13 on May 8th, 2010 - 10:22am


    a lot of the kids at my church are homeschooled and sometimes i feel left out cause im public schooled:(

  • Jayellee on May 8th, 2010 - 10:35am


    It would not let me listen to the podcast but from the comments i have read it seems really exciting and Bienvenido a aventuras de odisea,Zach!

  • abigail on May 8th, 2010 - 10:47am


    Homeschooled amazing thats why he is really mature. Keep up the great work Zach. Got a great future

  • Princess on May 8th, 2010 - 1:02pm


    sounds like a ton of fun!!

    Good Job Zach!!

  • Laura on May 8th, 2010 - 3:41pm


    I’m also homeschooled!

  • Sharon on May 8th, 2010 - 4:11pm


    Any one here the new eposode I love the jublee singers!

  • MH on May 8th, 2010 - 7:50pm


    AWESOME!! Ididn’t even know they were doing another album!! and Zach sounds great. I REALLY want to album 51 now!

  • teresa on May 8th, 2010 - 8:27pm


    WOW! AIO shere just made the show even better by having Mathew in album 51. I think hes one of my favret cariters in that album! Sometimes i think Adventures in Odyssey is so good I want to be on it.
    Great job Zach and Adventures in Odyssey! 🙂

  • Noah on May 8th, 2010 - 8:52pm


    I liked the new family fun panel for the Wod Fam Choc Sod. I’m gonna do that tomorrow… How do we tell them we did it or get a button, though?

  • Allie on May 9th, 2010 - 8:48am


    Awesome! I Love it!

    He and his family are great!!!

  • katherine on May 9th, 2010 - 1:19pm


    I’m home schooled to its awesome:) this kid is awesome!

  • alaine on May 9th, 2010 - 3:08pm


    It seems like there are alot of homeschooled odyssey fans. Go homeschoolers!

  • Sarah on May 9th, 2010 - 6:47pm


    Amazing interview!
    I’ve been homeschooled since grade 2 and am now in grade 9 (Isn’t homeschooling great)!
    I was a bit dispointed when I learned that the Washingtons wouldn’t be in it any more. But the Parkers aren’t that bad.
    Thanks Focus On The Family for working so hard to make such a super audio drama!
    I love Adventures In Odyssey!!

  • Awesome Girl on May 9th, 2010 - 8:12pm


    im homschooled to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think Zach is a great actor my sister watched some of his shows and said they were awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU ZACH!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous on May 10th, 2010 - 7:46am



  • Billy on May 10th, 2010 - 11:14am


    So, it was really Cause & Affect? I have never heard of those words put together like that. Apparrently it is somewhat commen, but I never heard of it. Man, & I probably would’ve gotten it too! But when I started seeing those words in the letters, they didn’t trigger anything so I didn’t pursue a good fit.

  • Blank on May 10th, 2010 - 11:26am


    I’m homeschooled too. Haha, looks like whitsend.org is crawling with us homeschoolers 😉

  • Anonymous on May 10th, 2010 - 12:14pm


    I’m homeschooled tambien! Me gusta Odyssey! I have a ? and i hope the odyssey team will answer. Will Bernard Walton be back? I LOVE HIM!

  • We Three on May 10th, 2010 - 12:38pm


    Way to go, homeschooling! Cause and Effect. Hmm. Cool. Album 52 sounds exciting. I can’t wait to se the cover. 🙂

  • Timbo on May 10th, 2010 - 12:49pm


    Blank: I’m Also hoomschooled! Looks like it!:-)

  • AJ on May 10th, 2010 - 1:02pm


    does olivia play valeri swanson.

  • J.R.C on May 10th, 2010 - 2:36pm


    Is Mitch ever going to come back? He’s one of my very favorite characters!!

    I really like The Jubilee Singers too. Its so cool to learn about them!

  • NATE on May 10th, 2010 - 3:06pm


    I already knew that it was CAUSE AND EFFECT!

  • Alyssa “Aj” on May 10th, 2010 - 3:39pm


    *Whistle!* Go homeschool! And as I type this, I’m on a Mac. Apple. Laptop. AWESOME!!! I think I’ll stick around the Odyssey website. It is so COOL!!!

  • Anonymous on May 10th, 2010 - 3:47pm


    Great Job Zach! I homeschooled for four years…:) I know what it is like.
    You do a great job acting the part of Mathew…it is awesome!
    My dream is to be a voice in Adventures in Odyssey…My parents say I have a chance, too; although i never get a chance to try. You are so blessed to get a part!

  • challie on May 10th, 2010 - 4:48pm


    Homeschooled!! And I love it!!

  • Katelynn on May 10th, 2010 - 6:26pm


    I’m homeschooled too!
    Good job zach.


  • odyseyrocker on May 11th, 2010 - 11:19am


    I’m a homeschooler 2

  • e.c.l on May 11th, 2010 - 12:34pm


    Im Also hoomschooled to!

  • lecrae on May 11th, 2010 - 1:45pm


    Cool. I’m home schooled! I’m in 8th grade.

  • lecrae on May 11th, 2010 - 2:16pm


    The Jubilee Singers should make an album.
    That’s neat that Zach Callison is home schooled.

  • olivia on May 11th, 2010 - 2:26pm


    Zach does a lot of stuff. But something dosen’t make sense. He says he’s a home schooler, but he was on ” Are you smarter than a 5th grader” Isn’t that for public shcoolers???

  • noah on May 11th, 2010 - 2:37pm


    i do not like the fact that the washingtons are leaving,i really like that family,noah, you can go to family fun panel,nd at the end of the podcast, it has a website. look it up.i am homeschooled and my two brothers are also,ages15,12,and7, i looove mandisa

  • Beth on May 11th, 2010 - 2:49pm


    Cool.Zach Callison is homeschooled.I am too!

  • Anonymous on May 11th, 2010 - 3:12pm




  • Evie on May 11th, 2010 - 3:51pm


    He’s homeschooled! Yeah! He is far more mature for his age. Welcome to the family Zach!

  • JOSH on May 11th, 2010 - 5:17pm


    i hope u r on the show for many years zach hear u soon i hope

  • josh on May 12th, 2010 - 7:33am


    When will album 52 come out?

    P.S. I am homeschooled to! ❗

  • CJ on May 12th, 2010 - 10:26am


    I’m homeschoooled, too! Yeah, it gets kinda blah after awhile, (just like any other school!) but I wouldn’t trade it for any other public, private, or board school. I like it a lot. Though sometimes I wish I knew more kids my age.
    I’ve only seen “Are you smarter than…” once or twice, but that’s still so cool, Zach Callison! Oh by the way I am PC all the way. (oh, wait…what’s mac? LOL 🙂 )
    by the way, I Slap Floor rearrange the letters and it says: April Fools
    Cause and Effect? hmm………..

  • bRITTNEY on May 12th, 2010 - 11:44am


    Sounds like a walk through the park on a BEAUTIFUL
    Autumn day

  • Sammi-kate on May 12th, 2010 - 2:57pm


    I’m also homeschooled and it’s GREAT!

  • Christina on May 12th, 2010 - 3:59pm


    yeah zach! glad to have you on aio!

  • Jessica on May 12th, 2010 - 5:07pm


    Wow Zach you’re a great actor however, I can’t find you on any of the cast lists for The Music man it says that you did play Winthrop but you’re not listed…

  • connierocks on May 12th, 2010 - 8:04pm


    Dear AIO,
    Why did Wooton need a blood transaction?

  • Emma on May 13th, 2010 - 6:04am


    Wow, lots of homeschoolers!! I’m homeschooled too!! Great job Zach!

  • godlover on May 13th, 2010 - 9:46am


    YES, Zach! I love my Mac! I am typing on it now! I am also homeschooled! Keep it up, AIO!

  • Leanne on May 13th, 2010 - 11:59am


    hey LeCrae, I’m homeschooled and in 8th grade also. I’ve been homeschooled ever since kindergarten. I sometimes wish I wasnt but overall its pretty fun. I get done with all my schoolwork way before all the kids in public school!

  • josh on May 13th, 2010 - 3:48pm


    Jessica, Zach did not star in the real music man, he stared in a play done locally.

  • melody on May 13th, 2010 - 4:03pm


    I am home schooled! great job Zach!
    I went to go see music man a couple months ago.
    I wanted to audition for it but i couldn’t because i wanted to be in a different show called “The lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. My mom wont let me be in two shows at once unfortunately. =(

  • AIO freak on May 13th, 2010 - 4:17pm


    i am homeschooled too! How awesome!

  • beth on May 13th, 2010 - 5:19pm


    WOW! i didn’t know that there were that many kids that were homeschooled that listen to AIO. I am in seventh grade. i really liked this podcast.

  • connierocks on May 13th, 2010 - 8:21pm


    home Schooling rox go zach 😉

  • Lu on May 13th, 2010 - 11:40pm


    Such an accomplished kid that’s not much younger than me.

  • horseluver on May 14th, 2010 - 6:44am


    Nice job Zach! I’m home schooled to. Im in 6th grade going on 7th soon. BUT! I can recite pi! 3.14159265358979323… From memory!

  • HB on May 14th, 2010 - 8:51am


    I’m homeschooled too! My six siblings and I have been homeschooled my whole life! We Love homeschoolong, I’m in 9th grade. My friend and sisters and I love to listen to AIO (although other kids my age think i’m weired for still listening).

  • aj on May 14th, 2010 - 2:20pm



  • aj on May 14th, 2010 - 2:28pm


    whow old are all of you.how is it to work with aio.

  • Josh on May 14th, 2010 - 2:43pm


    Hi Stephen!
    What’s up.
    I’m listening to the episode know.
    It is realy funny. =D

  • IVY on May 14th, 2010 - 3:10pm


    I’m homeschooled to! The more i listened to the interview, the more I liked Zach. i think it’s awesome that he’s a free runner.

  • esther g. on May 14th, 2010 - 5:02pm


    wow that was good. i am homescooled too!!! you do have a good voice!

  • isaiah on May 14th, 2010 - 5:08pm



  • michelle on May 14th, 2010 - 5:53pm


    thats soooo cool zack. I love that show
    it was on tonight too lol.
    good luck with odyssey. Oh and your great at playing the character.

  • whit on May 14th, 2010 - 6:29pm


    i’m homeschool and i was in a paper

  • Blank on May 14th, 2010 - 7:48pm


    WOW! I only posted my last comment like, 2 days ago and already there are 39 more posts! Cool Timbo 😉

  • Emma on May 15th, 2010 - 5:50am


    Hello Leanne! (And Lecrae too) I’m in 8th grade too, I’ve been homeschooled all my life! It’s pretty awesome, although sometimes I’ve wished that I could try just one day in public school. Yeah!

  • Emma on May 15th, 2010 - 5:50am



  • lecrae on May 15th, 2010 - 7:37am


    What I meant about the Jubilee singers making an album is the actors and actresses who were singing should make an album. I’m not a boy, I’m a girl. I’ve been home schooled my whole life.

  • hl on May 15th, 2010 - 7:40am


    Wow, I didn’t know how many people were homeschooled. I am too and I love it!
    God Bless!
    P.S. HB, my sister thinks it’s weird that I still listen too. She won’t listen to AIO AT ALL!!!
    (I’m only in 7th grade, but she’s in 11th.)

  • lecrae on May 15th, 2010 - 7:53am


    Leanne, I haven’t ever been to school, and I overall like home schooling.

  • Aero Girl on May 15th, 2010 - 7:59am


    I’ve been homeschooled all my life too! I have 2 siblings. 1 (my sis) is in college last year (next year). And the other is 15 1/2 finishing 9th grade. My brother has been homeschooled all his life, but my sis started in 4th grade. I’m entering 6th grade. I’m 10 1/2 ,and my sis is 20 1/2. each 5 years apart, yes we are special. The podcast is great. What is album 52’s name? What’s islapfloor? How do you get the club magazine? I tried before, but my computer wouldn’t go.

  • lecrae on May 15th, 2010 - 8:02am


    Hey, AIO, could you do another summer contest, like the Summer Book Blast you did about two years ago. What happened to the polls you guys used to put on the web site? You should do a short story/episode writing contest. 🙂

  • lecrae on May 15th, 2010 - 8:04am


    AIO is awesome! 🙂

  • Mary on May 15th, 2010 - 9:58am


    Welcome to Odyssey zach!

  • lu on May 15th, 2010 - 11:20am


    Hey Sportsgirl13,
    I am homeschooled and it’s kinda the oppsite for me. We have lots of public or private schooled people at our church and I sometimes get to feeling left out. But what I try to do sometimes is just jump in if I’m not invited in. Public/private schooled kids CAN be great friends with homeschoolers…. One of my best friends is private schooled!

  • Jake on May 15th, 2010 - 11:44am


    Wow that’s funny! Bob from the podcast was in the Jubilee Singers 2!

  • RandomPerson on May 15th, 2010 - 12:40pm


    I’m also homeschooled. Homeschooling ROCKS! 🙂

  • HORSE LOVER on May 15th, 2010 - 4:13pm


    We should start a list of how many people on here are homeschooled! So far I’ve counted more then 30!

  • AIO freak on May 16th, 2010 - 2:02pm


    I would love to act in AIO! That would be my dream come true!

  • AIO freak on May 16th, 2010 - 2:07pm


    CJ, you should ask your parents to find out if there is a homeschool group in your area. i am in one and it really helps! we get together for different activities and stuff. its how i met my BF!

  • AIO freak on May 16th, 2010 - 2:10pm


    there is like a million homeschoolers who posted! Oh my goodness! that is awesome!

  • Gabrielle on May 16th, 2010 - 5:30pm


    Wow! I can’t believe that there are so many kids who have been homeschooled their whole life! I am too and I thought that I was one of the only kids like that!

  • olivia on May 17th, 2010 - 6:46am


    Go Mac!!

  • Horseluver on May 17th, 2010 - 10:06am


    Sooooo….. when is the next podcast coming out?

  • catlover on May 17th, 2010 - 10:17am


    It’s neat to see that Zach and a bunch of you other commenters are homeschooled! It really does make you have more time to do things, and it’s fun!

  • B Gril on May 17th, 2010 - 11:04am


    Hey zach Gr8 job I’m homeschooled too

  • whit on May 17th, 2010 - 2:59pm


    hi josh it was fun

  • whit on May 17th, 2010 - 3:06pm


    zach was it fun on are you smarter then a 5th grader

  • Dog Luver on May 17th, 2010 - 5:22pm



    I’m homeschooled too! Welcome to Odyssey Zac aka Matthew! Hope you enjoy it!:)I wish I could act for AIO. Yor so lucky!

  • Mackenzie on May 17th, 2010 - 5:55pm


    Hey Zach I am homeschooled too. It is so cool to see most of you are homeschooled.

  • Lu on May 17th, 2010 - 6:37pm



  • Odysseyfan#1 on May 17th, 2010 - 9:51pm


    I’m homeschooled, too! And Yes, I know what it’s like to feel left out. I’m the only homeschooled one at my church, and I feel very left out at my youth group.

  • Emma on May 18th, 2010 - 5:30am


    Yes, CJ, I agree with AIO Freak. Homeschool groups are really helpful. We do our own schooling at home, but then when we want to supplement something, or if a mom doesn’t like teaching another subject, but another one does, we’ll get together and have a bit of a learning time. It’s pretty fun. Okay, really fun. 😀 Only I already knew my BF before hand, however, my BF homeschools too now!

  • Sienna on May 18th, 2010 - 6:48am


    that was really interesting!!

  • rEBEBBA on May 18th, 2010 - 8:08am


    cool podcast!
    I’m homeschooled to, and I think it’s GREAT.

  • Horseluver on May 18th, 2010 - 9:11am


    There are so many home schoolers on here, its amazing. Wow.

  • AIO freak on May 18th, 2010 - 1:48pm


    Lu, wow i didnt realize we were being so offensive! Im so sorry! Dont worry, i think it would be great to be in public school or private school, but we (homeschoolers) dont interact with people everyday like you do. So we get excited when we see how many people really are homeschooled and AIO fans. Like I said, we werent trying to be offensive. -Kira

  • AIO freak on May 18th, 2010 - 1:50pm


    Emma, what state are you from? I am from WI.

  • AIO freak on May 18th, 2010 - 1:53pm


    Lu, P.S. I hope you understand how we werent trying to be rude!

  • AIO freak on May 18th, 2010 - 1:54pm


    I am so excited! I got my hair cut yesterday and i luv it! Woo hoo!

  • trinity on May 18th, 2010 - 4:11pm



  • LIizz on May 18th, 2010 - 9:11pm


    I love Homeschool!

  • whit on May 19th, 2010 - 9:42am


    zach where do you live

  • AIO freak on May 19th, 2010 - 1:34pm


    Can you play the new oddysseys on the website soon? PLEASEEE!

  • Josh on May 19th, 2010 - 3:42pm


    I have the same question that
    whit has, were does Zach live?

  • whit on May 19th, 2010 - 4:37pm


    can you play album 28

  • Josh on May 20th, 2010 - 3:09pm


    What is album 28 called?

  • mALLORY on May 21st, 2010 - 2:03pm


    what is album 53 called ?

  • josh on May 21st, 2010 - 2:51pm


    Oh, It is called Wellcome Home. =D

  • lizzy on May 22nd, 2010 - 11:44am



  • scottieman 7 on May 22nd, 2010 - 2:12pm


    To Josh:

    Album 28 is called welcome home

  • Malaina on May 24th, 2010 - 1:41pm


    I’m home schooled to! Oh and I really want to know what album fifty-two is named!:)

  • andrea g on May 25th, 2010 - 1:15am



  • hollyann on May 25th, 2010 - 8:24am


    I’m home schooled just like Zach! This was a great interview!

  • whit on May 25th, 2010 - 12:59pm


    hi josh what album do you want to listen to the most
    i hope that you have fun at the beach

  • Josh on May 25th, 2010 - 4:02pm


    I would like to hear Pasport to Adventure!
    Thanks Stephen,we did have fun! =D

  • Josh on May 25th, 2010 - 4:04pm


    To scottieman 7:

    Thanks, I looked it up too! =D

  • mary on May 26th, 2010 - 11:04am


    I homeschooled:-D

    at my pool a-lot of people tease me because im homeschooled:-(

  • whit on May 26th, 2010 - 6:16pm


    album 19 it looks funny we are getting novacom so i will see you at the walk
    that is when we will get novacom
    what person do you like the most talk to you soon

    your bud stephen

  • ~Cory~ on May 28th, 2010 - 4:43pm


    That is so cool that all of these other AIO fans are homeschooled! I used to be, then I went to a Private Christian School, then I started again a couple weeks ago on my B-day.
    That is so cool, Zach, That you are homeschooled and you’re on AIO! Keep doing what you do best and great job playing Matthew Parker.
    I wish that I could audition for AIO! That would be great if I could be on AIO!

  • sammi-kate on May 29th, 2010 - 10:22am


    Mary: I’m homeschooled too. And probably why they tease you is because they’re jeleous…I don’t know anything good about GOING to a public school, yes you would be able to see your friends alot more. But not your family…Just ignore them. Or maybe you could ask them to stop.

    Hope I helped. And I’ll pray that the teasing stops,


  • reader on May 29th, 2010 - 6:50pm


    I think that I have seen him on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?! He was a good choice. I wonder if he’s older than fifth grade. Now I mean. 🙂

  • Emma on May 31st, 2010 - 6:14am


    Hi AIO Freak (Kira), I’m sorry I took so long to reply! I’m not from any state, I’m from Canada, and my province is Ontario. 🙂 And you’re from Wisconsin? Cool!
    And I agree with you on the post “to Lu”.
    Lu, We don’t want to exclude non-homeschoolers, but often we feel like we’re the only ones and we feel left out. But I’m sure you understand, being homeschooled too.
    Well put Gabrielle!

  • Sean on May 31st, 2010 - 10:16am


    Yo yo I’m homeschooled and I love it !! its a great way to be in the world but not of it Right! it pertects you from public school but prepares you for the college! any way it feels like the these new AIO episodes are not NEARLY as good as the older stuff. THESE NEW CHARACTERS AREN’T THAT GOOD EITHER, SAD DAY!

  • JOSHua on May 31st, 2010 - 6:43pm


    u r lucky u can be home schooled zac i wish i could be homeschooled.

  • josh on May 31st, 2010 - 6:50pm


    god bless u zac i hope u can stay on the show for the rest of your acting life

  • josh on June 1st, 2010 - 9:48am


    I like Wooton the best!
    I have heard some episodes from album 19
    and they are very funny! =D

  • Anna on June 1st, 2010 - 2:51pm


    When does Album 52 come out? Zach welcome to Odyssey! You are great!!!

  • Rinnah on June 1st, 2010 - 5:14pm


    I love Wooton! He is probably my favorite character!

  • AioFreak101 on June 2nd, 2010 - 9:09am


    Zach you are good at are you smarter than a fifth grader!

  • josh on June 2nd, 2010 - 6:45pm


    I loved the top floor part 1,2,and 3.
    It was very exciting! =D

  • joy on June 2nd, 2010 - 8:27pm


    i love you ( love joy)

  • Zach/Matthew on June 2nd, 2010 - 9:15pm


    Hey everyone, Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I love playing Matthew on AIO. It has been one of my best jobs yet. It’s cool that so many of the listeners are homeschooled. I do like it, but I also went to a private christian school up thru third grade and I went one day a week to a gifted program at a public school. I enjoyed all of them for different reasons. I just finished sixth grade and am going to Australia on a People to People Student Ambassador trip this summer. I can’t wait!

  • Mackenzie on June 3rd, 2010 - 6:32am


    I have been looking for Are you smarter than a fifth grader but i have not seen Zach. I wish i could

  • Mackenzie on June 3rd, 2010 - 6:34am


    My favorite character is Wooten. I love Wooten.

  • josh on June 3rd, 2010 - 10:58am


    Zach, I liked your shirt!
    Where did you get it?

  • mary on June 5th, 2010 - 1:51pm


    that did encourage me to ask them to stop. thx. but the only problem is that they kept teasing me all the more…:-(

    i like it when i get to go to my church, because my friends there respect me:-)


  • Anonymous on June 6th, 2010 - 6:41am


    so the title to album 52 is cause and effect?

  • Odyssey105 on June 8th, 2010 - 1:42pm


    hey; i need 2 look up r u smarter than a 5th grader season 5 that “matt” zach is in…

  • kaya c#1fan on June 9th, 2010 - 5:59am


    hey Zack i am home schooled to its awesome!

  • EMILY on June 10th, 2010 - 8:07am


    I am homeschooled too, and i want to be a AIO actor when I get older or now, i am ready for ANYTHING! 😀

  • Rebecca on June 13th, 2010 - 10:58am


    You are amazing Zach!
    bein homeschooled is really cool
    Wish I was!
    God bless you Zach!

  • Josh on June 14th, 2010 - 11:47am


    What’s a People to People Student Ambassador trip,
    and why is it in Australia, Zach? (just wondering)

  • hannah on June 15th, 2010 - 2:18pm


    i am accutally watching zach on are you smarter than a 5th grader right now i just remembered and looked it up then saw i was right and freaked out lol

  • Jordyn on June 16th, 2010 - 11:09am


    SO COOL,And I’m homeschooling also i love it you get too be with your family all the time and just love adventure and odyssey!

  • josh on June 16th, 2010 - 11:55am


    I’m homeschooled too!
    It’s realy great! I’m glad that
    you get to act on AIO, Zach! Keep up the good work!

  • sammi-kate on June 16th, 2010 - 3:57pm


    I’m Sorry Mary I’ll continue to pray. I’m really sorry it got worse. :'(

    In Christ,


  • Laura on June 17th, 2010 - 4:00pm


    So cool! I love hearing from the actors and actreses. I’m homeschooled too. GO HOMESCHOOLERS! Wow! It sounds like zack is doing great! Keep on acting 🙂

  • hannah on June 22nd, 2010 - 1:06pm


    good job!
    i have been homeschooled since 2 grade . i am going into 6th grade now . good job again zach

  • daveeta on June 22nd, 2010 - 3:59pm


    All of the podcast are awesome but I can not wait until the one with Madisa I think the Jubliee singers are so cool!

  • MK on June 24th, 2010 - 2:28pm


    I like this new actor (and the rest of the new ones) a lot. Adventures in Odyssey Rocks!

  • LORYN on June 26th, 2010 - 9:24am


    Zach you are a really great actor!Oh and by the way, LeAnne I am homeschooled and in 8th grade too! i am 12 and a half years old.

  • LORYN on June 26th, 2010 - 9:27am


    hey since you are in 6th grade Zach im guessing that you are about 11 so how old was Matthew?

  • jason whitak on June 26th, 2010 - 5:29pm


    my cousin avery and everett dose not like adventures in odyssey 🙁

  • jason whitak on June 26th, 2010 - 5:31pm



  • candace on June 28th, 2010 - 7:08pm


    I want the old Odyssey Back.

  • Spencer on June 30th, 2010 - 11:47am


    I haven’t watched it yet, but it looks awesome! Mandisa in adventures in odyssey…RIGHT ON! 😀

  • Spencer on June 30th, 2010 - 11:49am


    Oh yeah, I’m a HUMONGOUS fan of the show!

  • Spencer on June 30th, 2010 - 11:58am


    Favorite character…
    Jess Harnell…YOU ROCK MAN!

  • isabel on June 30th, 2010 - 12:21pm


    Yeah I want old Odyssey back two! I’m homeschooled also! I never new that Oliva was played by a girl g2g!

  • mariah on June 30th, 2010 - 12:22pm


    i love odyssey :))

  • izzy on June 30th, 2010 - 9:45pm


    who is g2g anyways i’m homeschooled to my name is isabelle

  • isabel on July 21st, 2010 - 5:03pm


    Hey! My name is Isabel and I homeschool to! That’s AWESOME! 🙂 Oh and g2g stands for got to go! OH and my nick name is IZZY two! That’s awesome
    P.S. post as soon as you can!

  • isabel on July 21st, 2010 - 5:04pm


    and I LOVE Mandisa I have her music she ROCKS! 🙂

  • coolguy on September 9th, 2010 - 9:51am


    at first i thought he was greg heffly in the new diary of a wimpy kid movie they both are almost exactly the same matt is real cool my favoorite show with him is the messy room the train set sounds so cool

  • natalie on September 17th, 2010 - 8:47pm


    ok i like love the new odessy and i love the parkers they are so funny on here!i liked the old odessy but i like this one.i think odessy is the best kind of cds and stuff ive ever listed to.even tho my brother hates it.oh by the way welcome to Adventures in Odessy zach{or should i say Matthew} lol i totally love odessy!

  • Dance4him! on September 24th, 2010 - 6:09pm



  • Redneck on October 12th, 2010 - 3:11pm


    Any body here now what stacks are?

  • Zach on November 11th, 2010 - 7:42pm


    Hey everybody, this is Zach Callison. I just love seeing all the comments on this site. It has been so much fun for me to play Matthew Parker and be a part of the Odyssey family. I would love to hear your thoughts on the latest release from Adventures in Odyssey. Talk to ya soon!
    Zach Callison

  • ali on November 15th, 2010 - 10:03pm


    Hey you remember me? You signed my cast at the charity thing,the 14th. You are awesome your sined pic is in my room:). have fun every day,

  • Zach on December 3rd, 2010 - 11:58am


    Hey Ali,
    I do remeber signing your cast. Hope it’s all better! I go back in the studio in January to work on Odyssey again. It’s one of my favorite jobs ever! Stay tuned as we are working on album 53!!

  • e.j. jiggles on February 9th, 2011 - 7:57pm


    I LOVE ZACH CALLISON!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I want to see him on more shows!!!

  • Kiwi on March 11th, 2011 - 11:43am


    How I become a fan? If I do than can I post This comment?

  • KK on March 11th, 2011 - 9:33pm


    WOW, I wish I could be on adventures in oddeysey. Is there anyway??? :s Wish there was but anyway I love matthew! 🙂

  • david on May 14th, 2011 - 11:54am



  • janessa on May 14th, 2011 - 1:08pm


    Great job Zach!! You did awesome on both interviews and on the show as Matthew. Matthew is a great character and I hope you will play him for many years to come. I am home schooled too and it is a lot of fun. I also love to watch “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?”. Thanks for taking the time to tell us about yourself!!

  • Michelle:D on July 21st, 2011 - 3:29pm


    Cool Zach! Good job!!!!!!!!!!

  • kelle on February 14th, 2012 - 6:13pm


    It wouldn’t let me listen to the podcast.

  • leah on April 12th, 2012 - 7:17am


    Your Cute Zack

  • leah on April 12th, 2012 - 7:18am


    Zack your the coolest and most lovable peorson that ive ever seen

  • leah on April 12th, 2012 - 7:19am


    hey zack you should watch me on youtube playing the Grand Piano

  • leah on May 10th, 2012 - 9:39am


    hey zack do you go to church, are you a christain cause iam i just love Mathew parker and i hope someday ill get to meet you

  • leah on May 10th, 2012 - 11:44am


    Zack your so calm And so so Loveable i would just love to meet you in perosn some time

  • leah on May 10th, 2012 - 11:47am


    Im a young christain Girl And i love the facet The Your a christain zack Thats so cool :). Oh and By the way your character is so sweet I love Mathew Parker and he will always be my favorite character God Bless you zack And Your Famliy

  • leah on May 10th, 2012 - 11:48am


    Im also Home shooled to and i always will be

  • Aio is gr8! on June 18th, 2012 - 11:36am


    My family (or part of it) went to the live show 25th anniversary. We got to meet the actors including Zach. My sister and I saved $500 just to go!! We are both homeschooled too! It’s so much fun. I loved the episode written for the live show!:) I’m 14 and I’ve been homeschooled all my life. My sister abbi is 9 and also homeschooled all her life. Great work Zach!

  • MIA on November 17th, 2012 - 8:00pm



  • tASHA on December 17th, 2012 - 12:10pm


    I LOVE YOU MATTHEW!! Im home schooled to!

  • Naomi on June 26th, 2013 - 8:24am


    I wish I got be in AIO so bad! BTW, I am homeschooled too, and I love being homeschooled.

  • Darci on August 27th, 2013 - 1:08pm


    NAOMI, I am homeschooled to! that is sooo cool!! I also really like being homeschooled! I don’t have to go through all of the bullies, and a lot of schools teach evolution:( do you beleive in evolution? I sure hope not:)

  • Darci on August 27th, 2013 - 1:12pm


    GO MATTHEW!! 100 CHEERS FOR MATTHEW!! I LOVE how on the episode – an agreeable nanny Matthew water blasted the dinner plates so he didn’t have to wash them by hand it was really! funny 🙂 🙂 and Camilla and Olivia had a bannana fight in the kitchen! please be my posting buddy!!

  • Tasha on September 7th, 2013 - 3:52pm


    Zach is my favorite character!! I am a Christian and im homeschooled too!! The reasons I like him is because he thinks things through and hes cute 🙂 and never gives up tinkering with stuff!!

  • PiNKIE PIE on June 21st, 2014 - 10:17am


    Matthew is so funny! I’ve never heard of such a tinkerer. He sure doesn’t give-up his tinkering! Tasha, I’m a Christian homeschooler as well!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Emma on January 24th, 2016 - 11:04am


    Love AIO!!!

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